[ccwg-internet-governance] Comments from GNSO council about CCWG-IG charter

Rafik Dammak rafik.dammak at gmail.com
Fri Jun 16 08:29:09 UTC 2017


Hi Farzaneh,

Yes definitely it will be really helpful to work on the response so that
can be raised during GNSO Council meeting.
if needed we can organize a call early next week for the drafting team.

Best,

Rafik

2017-06-15 1:38 GMT+09:00 farzaneh badii <farzaneh.badii at gmail.com>:

> Hello Rafik,
>
> As we are getting very close to Johannesburg meeting, should we start
> working on a response?
>
> Best
>
> Farzaneh
>
> Farzaneh
>
> On Wed, May 24, 2017 at 7:33 PM, Rafik Dammak <rafik.dammak at gmail.com>
> wrote:
>
>> Hi all,
>>
>> I am sharing here some comments below made by Donna in GNSO council list
>> regarding the amended charter. You will find also comments made in the
>> attached word document.
>>
>> The status of the CCWG-IG  and the amended agenda were discussed in last
>> GNSO council call last week and several councilors made comments there
>> (transcripts https://gnso.icann.org/en/meetings/transcript-council-18may1
>> 7-en.pdf  , https://gnso.icann.org/en/meetings/transcript-chat-council-
>> 18may17-en.pdf and here https://audio.icann.org/gnso/g
>> nso-council-18may17-en.mp3). There are still concerns with the current
>> structure and the mission of the CCWG-IG in particular from our colleagues
>> in contracted party.
>>
>> the council has as an action for Johannesburg meeting to "discuss and
>> prepare a motion to either express support for a new charter or withdraw as
>> a chartering organization".
>>
>> I suggest that we work on a response from the CCWG-IG to those comments
>> and making suggestions when needed.  we can do that first at the drafting
>> team level first and then going to the whole group for discussion.
>>
>> Best,
>>
>> Rafik
>>
>> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
>>
>>
>> Thanks Rafik, for providing a copy of the word doc.
>>
>>
>>
>> I’ve made some comments in the document and perhaps you can address these
>> during the Council meeting tomorrow or over email. I apologise that I
>> didn’t get these to you earlier. These comments are reflective of concerns
>> expressed by the RySG when the CCWG IG has been discussed.
>>
>>
>>
>> I understand that post-transition ICANN needs to be cognizant, and
>> responsive, to any potential threats to its mandate and well-being from
>> external entities. This is not a new situation, but certainly the new
>> environment may see a new wave of threats emerge. I certainly appreciate
>> the benefits of having a community that is conversant of these threats and
>> are actively engaged with ICANN the organisation and the Board with a view
>> to mitigating against any emerging threats.
>>
>>
>>
>> I do have concerns about the authority of the CCWG IG to develop position
>> papers and present these as ICANN community contributions, but perhaps this
>> concern would be allayed if I had a better understanding of the subject
>> matter of these position papers. I would also hope that any position papers
>> would be supported by ICANN’s GE team and the Board IG WG. I think the
>> Charter would benefit from more specificity in this regard, along with
>> concrete examples of the IG fora the CCWG would attend or be involved in in
>> some way.
>>
>>
>>
>> I still struggle with the CCWG as the most appropriate vehicle for this
>> effort and it would be helpful to understand if other possibilities were
>> discussed, or conversely why the CCWG believes this is the most appropriate
>> vehicle. My struggle relates to the fact that the Charter speaks to a
>> number of different products, but no timeline or specificity. While the
>> charter proposes co-ordination with the ICANN’s GE team and the Board IG
>> WG, to me it would seem a much better option to have the members of the
>> current CCWG IG, ICANN’s GE team and the Board IG WG, develop an
>> overarching strategy on IG, which clearly sets out roles and
>> responsibilities and project plans could be developed as a result. Perhaps
>> this has already been done and I am just not familiar with it.
>>
>>
>>
>> Look forward to discussing on the Council call tomorrow.
>>
>>
>>
>> Regards
>>
>>
>>
>> Donna
>>
>>
>>
>>
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